Modern Retail Commerce Summit

New Orleans, LA
Apr 11–13, 2023

Retailers are no longer just retailers: they're technology platforms, they're advertising networks, they're fulfillment centers, the list goes on. Every few months a new challenge appears, and retail brands are forced to evolve their strategies. At the Modern Retail Commerce Summit, the best and most innovative minds in the space will dive into this. The event will look at ways online companies are expanding into brick-and-mortar, as well as how traditional retail is figuring out digital. It will look at the e-commerce tech stacks the most forward-thinking companies are leveraging, and talk with brands that have upended their marketing strategies due to large ecosystem and consumption shifts. In short, the Summit will look at all the ways technology is driving the retail industry forward and go deep into new commerce strategies.

Prices will increase after February 27.

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Speakers

  • Payam Daniel Abbassian
    PRINCIPAL & HEAD OF INVESTMENT
    REI CO-OP
  • Lisa Perlmutter
    SVP, MARKETING & E-COMMERCE
    BRILLIANT EARTH
  • Daniel Tártaro
    GLOBAL VP, DTC
    AB INBEV
  • Chris Waldeck
    EVP, CO-COO, GLOBAL BRAND PRESIDENT OF LEE
    KONTOOR GROUP
  • Kyle Widrick
    FOUNDER & CEO
    WIN BRANDS GROUP

Agenda

Apr. 11

  • 2:00 pm CST
    Registration Opens

  • 2:30 pm CST
    Opening Remarks

    Join us as we welcome everyone and open the summit by going over key trends and challenges in the industry.

  • 2:45 pm CST
    Marketing as Consumer Trends Shift

    What does 2023 and beyond hold? One retail executive will take us through how customer behavior evolved out of 2022 and what will stick through 2023. We'll also discuss how to reach the average consumer in today's modern retail landscape.

  • 3:05 pm CST
    Omnichannel: Are We All-in or Only Halfway There?

    In the last two years, brands have rolled out more omnichannel features and functionality than ever before. So, does that mean all the boxes have been checked? Every consumer expectation is being met? Data from 2022 speaks. Join us as one executive unpacks the data.

  • 3:25 pm CST
    Sponsor Session

  • 3:40 pm CST
    Finding an Equilibrium Between Digital and Physical

    How can physical and digital not only coexist with one another but support one another as well? In this session hear from a retail executive who will explain how their brand has found success in both means of commerce and created a healthy balance of both.

  • 4:00 pm CST
    Sponsor Session with Bloomreach

    Join us for a session with our sponsor, Bloomreach, for a dialogue on the industry’s most pressing issues.

  • 4:10 pm CST
    Authenticity is the New Normal: Resetting Marketing Routines to Get on Track

    For many brands, remaining relevant means overhauling many processes that worked before. Thinking outside the box to best showcase your values and DNA will resonate with the new generation of consumers. Sharing your unique perspective through unique channels will win over pushing products. This session will dive into how to shift your mindset and tackle new approaches to marketing to strengthen your brand, foster community and thrive.

  • 4:30 pm CST
    Networking Break

  • 4:45 pm CST
    Challenge Board & Sandbox Presentations

    Brands only. Join us in one of two breakout sessions where we will present some research, create a challenge board as well as have an open and candid discussion about the industry.

  • 5:45 pm CST
    VIP Welcome Reception

    By invitation only.

  • 6:00 pm CST
    8-Minute Meetings

    By invitation only The 8-minute business meetings connect VIP retail executives with innovative technology platforms and media companies. They are designed to help your team build valuable new relationships and ultimately, close business deals.

  • 7:00 pm CST
    Cocktail Reception

    Join us for a cocktail to wrap up day one of the summit. Open to all.

  • 8:00 pm CST
    Dinner with Strangers

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby venue. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

  • 9:30 pm CST
    After Hours Hangout

    Join fellow attendees for a drink to wrap up the evening. Costs are at your own expense.

Apr. 12

  • 7:30 am CST
    Morning Yoga

    Sign up at the registration desk.

  • 8:30 am CST
    Breakfast & Registration Re-Opens

  • 9:00 am CST
    Working Groups

    Brands only. Let’s elaborate on the challenge board from yesterday and dig deeper into the challenges.

  • 9:45 am CST
    Modern Market

    Join a variety of our attending brands for light networking over coffee and products. These brands will be on-site to introduce you to their brands and showcase their many product offerings.

  • 10:30 am CST
    Welcome Back

  • 10:35 am CST
    Mastering the Retail Mix: Diversifying Sales Channels to Reach New Audiences

    Brands are increasingly going omnichannel to facilitate easy shopping among existing customers -- but can rethinking retail channels also attract new shoppers? This session will explore how brands can use rental and subscription services, traditional department stores and even Amazon to grow awareness and earn customers without diluting the brand.

  • 10:55 am CST
    Sponsor Session

  • 11:10 am CST
    Trusting the TikTok Algorithm

    Brands should make the TikTok algorithm do the work. Instead of making its content specific to its target market, brands need to trust the Tiktok algorithm to bring its content to the right audience. In this session, you’ll hear from one brand exec about how their company has turned TikTok into a brand-building and conversion tool.

  • 11:30 am CST
    Sponsor Session Wunderkind

    Join us for a session with our sponsor, Wunderkind, for a dialogue on the industry’s most pressing issues.

  • 11:40 am CST
    Building a Brand of the Future

    Building a modern grocery brand has its series of challenges. Not only do food and beverage brands have to navigate the digital landscape, but also the complicated world of retail. In this session, one brand executive discusses the effective strategies the company applied to sell online while entering thousands of doors in a few short years.

  • 12:00 pm CST
    Lunch

  • 12:45 pm CST
    Afternoon Break

  • 6:00 pm CST
    8-Minute Meetings

    By invitation only The 8-minute business meetings connect VIP retail executives with innovative technology platforms and media companies. They are designed to help your team build valuable new relationships and ultimately, close business deals.

  • 7:00 pm CST
    Cocktail Reception

    Join us for a cocktail to wrap up day two of the summit. Open to all.

  • 8:00 pm CST
    Dinner with Friends

    Join new friends for a casual meal at a local restaurant. Sign up at the summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

  • 9:30 pm CST
    After Hours Hangout

    Join fellow attendees for a drink. Costs are at your own expense.

Apr. 13

  • 8:30 am CST
    Breakfast

  • 9:00 am CST
    Welcome Back

  • 9:05 am CST
    Accelerate Sales with Winning Omnichannel Strategies

    E-commerce marketplaces provide invaluable marketing and advertising opportunities. But not all retailer goals are the same and not all marketplaces are created equal. Join a retail executive as they break down how the right channel and ad solutions mix can help drive sales at the highest efficiency.

  • 9:25 pm CST
    Sponsor Session

  • 9:40 am CST
    The State of Physical Retail

    In this session, hear from a retail exec about how their brand is approaching retail expansion, what the company has learned from surveying store associates, and what role stores play in helping brands reach new customers.

  • 10:00 am CST
    Sponsor Session

  • 10:10 am CST
    Putting Your Customer Data in the Middle of Your Growth Strategy

    With a focus on combining online and offline information, this session will dive into brands and retailers across the industry are placing customer data at the center of their tech ecosystem. Learn what business goals are supporting this strategy plus key insights gained as brands are looking to engage customers, new and old, in a post-pandemic world.

  • 10:30 am CST
    Key Takeaways & Closing Remarks

    We’ll wrap the summit by going over the key takeaways from the three days of content.

Location

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is a luxury hotel location within New Orleans’ French Quarter on Canal Street.

Hotel rooms within our room block are strictly for those who have registered for the summit. Modern Retail's discount code and custom registration link will be sent once you have completed your registration for the event.

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